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Home Canning Basics

Home canning is not complicated. It’s a simple procedure of applying heat to food in a closed jar in order to prevent decay. By putting prepared food into home canning jars and sealing them with two-piece vacuum caps, you can eliminate one part of the decay process, which is exposure to the air. By heating the filled jars to the proper temperature (as listed in the recipe), you eliminate another part: The spoilage(…)

Canning Jars: Find the Right Size

There are a few different styles of canning jars to choose from, but how can you tell what jars will work best for your canning needs? Let us help you choose the right jar size for all your preserving projects. Blain’s Farm & Fleet has all the canning jars you need. The two basic types of canning jars are regular and wide mouth. Each type comes in several different sizes that(…)

Canning Headspace Rules

If you are relatively new to canning, you might not know the meaning of the term “canning headspace,” and its importance in the canning process. Canning headspace is the empty space that is left in your jar after you add the contents and before you put the mason jar lid on. No matter what you are canning, leaving the correct amount of space specified before processing the jar is extremely(…)

Water Bath Canning

Water bath canning is the easiest and least expensive method of canning. This makes it great for novice canners and experts alike. The process of water bath canning provides canners quite a few canning options, such as canning jellies, jams, vegetables, fruits and pickles. There are some limitations to water bath canning, namely foods that have low acidity, including many vegetables and meats. Water bath canning does not adequately preserve low acid foods,(…)

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